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Algebra

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College Algebra

High School Biology

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GRE Quantitative

Competition Math

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If a single math problem has multiple operations, order of operations dictates which order they should be performed in. Anything in parenthesis goes first, followed by exponents. Multiplication and division are tied for third in priority, so students should do whichever appears in the equation first. Addition and subtraction are also tied, and are the last operations to be performed. This order is commonly taught through the acronym, PEMDAS.

3. Square Roots and Irrational Numbers

The square root of a number is the number that must be multiplied by itself to produce the first number. For example, the square root of nine is three because 3 x 3 = 9. Negative numbers also produce positive numbers when multiplied by themselves, so -3 x -3 also equals nine. As such, -3 is also a square root of 9. If you are working with a number whose square root is not a whole integer such as 8, it may be expressed as an irrational number inside a radical sign.

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A mathematical function is the relationship of each element of set x (denoted as x) to set y (denoted as y). For instance, if f(x) = 2y, each element of set x is two times the value of set y. All functions may be graphed to illustrate the corresponding relationship, providing Pre-Algebra students with an introduction to graphing algebraic concepts.

5. Inequalities

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